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MMO Exclusive: High Praise For Dodger Sensation Yasiel Puig

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: High Praise For Dodger Sensation Yasiel Puig

He is the seven-day sensation that is sweeping the nation. Yasiel Puig has been a major league ballplayer for barely a week and is already making national headlines with a historically hot start to his career. On Friday night, Puig blasted his fourth home run in just his fifth career game, the second player to […]

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The Mets Should Have Drafted Austin Wilson

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Have Drafted Austin Wilson

In the second round of the MLB draft on Thursday, the Mets passed on Stanford outfielder Austin Wilson. Wilson would have been a risky selection, but he also had a very high upside. Instead the Mets drafted high school pitcher Andrew Church. Church could turn out to be solid pick in the future, but I […]

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MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

In a conference call this afternoon, Mets VP of player development Paul DePodesta characterized the first two days of the 2013 MLB Draft as very productive, adding that he was “thrilled with the way everything has turned out.” DePodesta said the Mets have had more moments of jubilation, when players they wanted fell to them, […]

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MLB Draft Notes: Why The Mets Passed On Austin Wilson

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Draft Notes: Why The Mets Passed On Austin Wilson

When the 48th pick came up yesterday, many people were clamoring for the Mets to take Austin Wilson. Not many people believed that Wilson, a right-handed hitting outfielder from Stanford would drop to the 48th overall pick in the draft. The Mets instead took Andrew Church, a projectable right-handed pitcher out of Basic High School […]

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Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps […]

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2013 MLB Draft: Complete Day One Wrap-Up

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Draft: Complete Day One Wrap-Up

Here is a complete wrap-up of Day One of the 2013 First Year Player Draft which includes the first two rounds and the competitive balance rounds. FIRST ROUND 1. Astros select: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford University Well then… The dominant young Mark Appel ends up going first. Was Johnathan Gray’s positive test for Adderall a […]

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Mets Select 1B/OF Dominic Smith With 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Select 1B/OF Dominic Smith With 11th Overall Pick

The New York Mets today announced the selection of first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Smith, 17, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .493 (33-67) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games to help Serra to the CIF D3 […]

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The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets’ Hardscrabble History Of Drafting Outfielders

The Mets have drafted 72 outfielders in the first 5 rounds (top 100 picks) during the 48 year history of the MLB draft. Of those 72, 18 made it to the majors. Of those 18, six of them enjoyed what can only be described as cups of coffee with a variety of teams. They were, […]

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2013 Draft: Five Potential Targets For Mets First Round Pick

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Draft: Five Potential Targets For Mets First Round Pick

The 2013 MLB Draft is tomorrow and the top Mets pick speculation is heating up. I recently allotted the mock drafts, compiling the lists where the likely Mets picks would be. Mock Drafts have had players fall and rise since then. Players such as Braden Shipley and Colin Moran rise to consensus top-10 picks, while […]

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Boom Or Bust: Cesar Puello, RF

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments

CESAR PUELLO, RF BOOM OR BUST? Boom or Bust is a feature on our companion site¬†MetsMinors.Net, where we ask our minor league writers to sound off on whether or not they think a particular Mets prospect will be a boom…or a bust. John B. Puello is an electrifying power hitter with some interesting tools.¬† Puello’s […]

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